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                                         Timeline: 2009 - 2010

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           The 2009/10 academic year has, once          •   Enjoying continued success in            Over the past year, the School has         It is an exciting and rewarding time to be
           again, represented an outstanding year           academic research and publication        validated successfully its new full-time   a part of the School of Law, whether as
           of achievement and success for the               attuned to the needs of the              Legal Practice Course, which will be       a student, academic or via our wide
           School of Law. As in previous years, a           profession, employers, as well as the    launched in September 2010 and             range of professional training or
           considerable amount of this may be               wider national and international         includes ‘pathways’ in Corporate           community oriented activities. As always,
           attributed to the close collaboration of         environment, resulting in some of the    Finance, Commercial Law, Private Client    the School would like to express its
           staff and students as well as the                sectors leading texts in Criminal Law,   and Dispute Resolution, offering           gratitude to members of the Judiciary, St
           excellent ongoing working relationship           Company Law, English Law as well         students the opportunity to tailor-make    Albans Chambers, the Hertfordshire Law
           which the School has with the regional           as in e-Commerce Law and Human           their programme of study so as to suit     Society and regional firms for their
           community; continuously implementing             Rights Law.                              their intended careers. In line with our   continued support as well as the
           our business-facing vision and ensuring                                                   innovative and forward looking ethos,      development of our students and
           that entrepreneurialism is at the heart of   •   Securing planning permission for,        students will have the opportunity to      graduates.
           our activities. Significant achievements         and seeing the commencement of           work in a newly created Mediation
           during the past academic year include:           work on, the new £10 million Law         Centre, which will run alongside our       If you have not yet had the opportunity
                                                            Court Building at the entrance to the    current pro bono Law Clinic and            to review our other literature, such as the
           •   Being Semi-Finalists of the English-         University’s de Havilland campus.        Graduate Consulting Unit, and will         National Student Survey or Student
               Speaking Union / Essex Court                                                          provide students with a unique             Profile booklets, then I would encourage
               Chambers National Mooting                •   Enjoying an ever growing wealth of       opportunity to engage in a live client     you to take the time to learn more about
               Competition in 2010 as well as               student-led social events which          advice service as part of their studies.   the close collaboration that exists
               reaching the last 16 of the BPP /            included Burns Night, Chinese New                                                   between the School’s academic staff,
               OUP National Mooting Competition.            Year, Indian Night and African Night     The School has also successfully           our student body and our wide range of
                                                            alongside more traditional events        diversified its undergraduate portfolio,   stakeholders, as well as the resulting
           •   Securing sponsorship for our                 such as the Student Law Society          gaining formal approval from the JASB      successes which arise on a yearly basis.
               mooting and mock trial activities from       Annual Ball.                             to introduce an LLB in Commercial Law
               a leading Criminal Set of Chambers,                                                   and LLB in Government & Politics,          Dr Charles Wild
               15 New Bridge Street, London.            For the third successive year, the           building on our current successes and      Head of the School of Law
                                                        School has achieved an overall               furthering our ambitious and
           •   Hosting the Annual Public Lecture        approval rating of 90% or greater in the     entrepreneurial approach towards legal
               delivered by the Honourable Sir          National Student Survey, which ranks         education. This was accompanied
               Justice Eady in November 2009 as         us amongst the top quarter of Law            during 2009/10 by the pilot of online
               part of the School’s wider Public        Schools in the country. This is a            seminars and lectures which not only
               Lecture Series.                          reflection of the School’s commitment        underpin the development of one of the
                                                        to the delivery of a creative, ambitious     most flexible part-time LLB degrees in
                                                        and high quality educational experience      the sector, but also ensure that
                                                        whereby students are placed at the           preparations are in place for the launch
                                                        heart of what we do.                         of the School’s new distance learning
                                                                                                     LLB in September 2011.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SEPTEMBER 2009
                     The Metropolitan Police                                                                                                 A social event is held to
                     invites six students to join
                     a criminal trial role play in
                                                                                                                                             welcome members of the
                     London.                                                                                                                 Criminal Justice Team to                                         Part-time LLB student Sandy
                                                                     The School of Law
                                                                                                                                             the School.                                                      Dallimore returns from San Jose
                                                                     celebrates its first
                                                                     graduates from the                                                                                                                       University through the University's
                               LLB students Empress                  Distance Learning                                                                                                                        Study Abroad initiative. She studied
                               Davies, Chrissie Moore,               Graduate Diploma                                                                                                                         alongside other American students
                               Beverley Luisola and                  in Law.                                                                                                                                  during the six week period.
                               Tasmin Malcolm all secure
                               a mini-pupilage with
                               chambers in London after
                               taking part in the Mock                                          One of the School's Associate
                               Trial Project at St Albans                                       Heads, Penny Wiggins, attends                                                                                          Abigail Mann gives a paper entitled:
                               Crown Court.                                                     an awards ceremony in London                                                                                           'Let's get personal: Does your
                                                                                                following her success at                                               Progression figures for the LLB                 computer listen to what you say?' at
                                                                                                becoming a National Teaching                                           2008/09 show improvement on                     the e-learning conference, held at the
                                                                                                                                                                       the previous year and                           University of Greenwich and also leads
                                                                                                Fellow of the Higher Education
                                                                                                                                                                       demonstrate that students are                   a LTI Seminar in September 2009
                                                                                                Academy.                                                               engaging well in the Programme.                 called: 'Turn on, Tune in and Listen'.

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                                        Maureen Johnson
                                        publishes article                                                                                                                       Tort Module Leader, Neal Geach,                    Dr Paul Stookes
                                        on the provisions                                                                                                                       launches the pilot of an online tort               publishes a
                                        relating to illegal                                                                                                                     seminar via the Flash Meeting                      textbook on
                                        indecent images of                                                                                                                      platform. Twenty students sign up.                 Environmental law
                                        children contained                                                                                                                                                                         entitled 'Costing
                                        within the                                                                                                                                                                                 The Earth:
                                        Coroners and                                                                                                                                                                               Guidance for
                                        Justice Act in the                      Sharon Korek                                                                                                                                       Sentencers 2009'.
                                        Solicitor's Journal.                                                                                                                                                                       A number of Law
                                                                                achieves the status
                                                                                                             The School of Law                                                                                                     students assisted in
                                                                                of Fellow of the
                                                                                                             secures sponsorship                                                                                                   the publication of
                                                                                Higher Education             from 15 New Bridge                                                      Dr Charles Wild and                           this book.
                                                                                Academy.                     Street Criminal                                                         Dr Stuart Weinstein's book
                                                                                                             Chambers for its Internal                                               'Smith and Keenan's
                                                                                                             Advocacy Competition                                                    Company Law' reaches
                                                                                                             and mooting and mock
                                                                                                             trial activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                     the top-20 of sales for
                                                                                                                                                                                     Law Books on Amazon.
                                                               Former LLB Student James
                                                               McCarville secures a position
                                                               as a trainee solicitor working                                                       Figures released show that the School
                                                                                                                                                    recycled 43% of waste in the 2008/09
     2                                                         for J Garrard and Son.                                                               academic year.                                                                                                3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               OCTOBER 2009
                                                 Over 150 students attend                                                                   The School of Law supports                   Students taking part in Streetlaw lead all
                                                 the Freshers' Week Grand                                                                   Black History Month and                      Year 8 lessons at Verulam School for a day
                                                 Debate with the motion:                                                                    Associate Head, Dr Stuart                    to educate the boys about public law.

                   The Student Law               'This House believes that                                                                  Weinstein, gives a Public
                   Society’s Debating            the right to a reputation                                                                  Lecture on this theme entitled:                      A team of
                   Team, supported by            should always trump the                                                                    'Does Michelle Obama's Hair                          Streetlaw students
                   academic Ralph                                                                                                                                                                visit Hertsaid, an    Students involved in the Mooting
                                                 right to freedom of                                                                        Matter? The Symbolism
                   Camp, relaunches                                                                                                                                                              AIDS charity in       Team and Mock Trial Project
                   with the start of an          expression'. The speakers                                                                  Behind America's First African                                             participate in a project with trainee
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ware, to give a
                   internal competition          include: Louis                                                                             American First Lady'.                                presentation on       social workers to give them
                   and its own                   Charalambous (a partner                                                                                                                         asylum and            experience of being cross-
                   Facebook page.                at Simons Muirhead &                                                                                                                            refugee law, ably     examined in court.
                                                 Burton Solicitors) and Dr                                                                                                                       assisted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                 alumnus Klevis                Kevin Rogers is appointed
                                                 Ian Gibson (the former
                                                                                          Auditions for the Mooting Team                                                                         Taho.                         as a Consultant on Data
                                                 Labour MP for Norwich
                                                                                          and the Mock Trial Project are held                                                                                                  Protection for
                                                 North).                                  - in an overwhelming response                                                                                                        Underwoods Solicitors
                                                                                          over 150 students compete for 80                                                                                                     and Law Abroad Plc.

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                                                          Dr Klearchos Kyriakides
                                                          gives a Public Lecture
                                                          entitled: 'Integrity, the
                                                          Legal Profession and
                                                          Public Life: Some                                                                                                                                                            The first group of
                                                          reflections on the uproar                                                                                                                                                    Ukrainian
                                                          over the payments and                                                                                                                                                        students are
                                                          expenses of MPs'.                                                                                                                                                            recruited to the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Over forty law                                        International Law
                                                                                                                                                                                 students attend a                                     Programmes,
                                                                                                                                                              LPC student        careers session led                                   recently validated
                                                                                                                                                              Carla Hemsley      by Hertfordshire          The LLB                     by the University,
                            Students are invited to the                                              Judy Ramjeet and Julian Young                                               Constabulary.             Programme,                  and taught at
                            ICLR Annual Lecture held
                                                                                                                                                              secures a job
                                                                                                     (who represented Sean Hodgson,                                                                        under Marina                the National Law
                            at Lincoln's Inn and                                                                                                              as an usher at                                                           Academy of the
                            presented by Lord Walker                                                 who had spent twenty seven                               St Albans                                    Hamilton,                   Ukraine.
                            of Gestingthorpe on the                                                  years in prison for a murder he                          Magistrates                                  successfully
                            loss of chance in terms of                                               did not commit) offer students                           Court.                                       validates two
                            causation.                                                               their reflections on this high                                                                        new LLB
                                                                                                     profile case in a Public Lecture                                                                      pathways in
                                                                                                     entitled 'The Long Road to                                                                            Government
                                                                                                                                                    The School of Law
                                                                                                     Freedom: The Implications of R v               recruits is highest ever                               and Politics and
     4                                                                                               Hodgson [2009] for miscarriages
                                                                                                     of justice and the rule of law'.
                                                                                                                                                    number of students to its
                                                                                                                                                    LLM Programme.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NOVEMBER 2009
                    Lord McNally, the leader of                                                                                                                                                                           The graduation
                                                                                                                                              Rosamund Rhodes Kemp, Partner in Kester Cunningham
                    the Liberal Democrats in                                                                                                  John Solicitors and John Mead, Technical Director of the                    ceremony at St Albans
                    the House of Lords,                           The continuing Public Lecture Series sees                                   National Health Litigation Authority are invited to speak to
                                                                  Dr Paul Stookes lecture students on                                                                                                                     Abbey sees nearly 200
                    presents a Public Lecture                                                                                                 students studying the Medical Law module.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          successful law students
                                                                  'Costing the Earth: Protecting the
                    entitled: 'Constitutional                     Environment Through the Courts'.                                                                                                                        graduate. One of our
                    Renewal: The Prospects for                                                                                                                                                                            graduates, Matt King,
                    Constitutional Reform'.                                                                                                                                                                               received national press
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and television coverage
                                                                            Economics editor of                                                                                                                           after he obtained a First
                                                                            The Guardian Larry                                                                                                                            Class Law Degree
                                                                            Elliot provides the last                                                                                                                      despite sustaining
                                                                            Public Lecture of the                                                                 Head of Chambers Patrick Upward QC,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          series injuries in a rugby
                                                                            term entitled: 'The                                                                   and Barrister Angelo Power, both of 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          accident some years
                                                                            Second Wall Street                                                                    New Bridge Street Chambers give a
                                                                            Crash: The Causes                                                                     Guest Lecture entitled 'Advocacy: Getting
                                                                            and Consequences'.                                                                    it right' for all students involved in the
                                                                                                                                                                  Mooting Team and Mock Trial Project.

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                                      Director-General of the Cyprus
                                                                                                                  Ralph Camp and the                                                                                               Penny Carey visits
                                      Broadcasting Corporation,
                                                                                                                  Student Law Society                                                                                              Malaysia to meet
                                      Themis Themistocleous, gives a                 His Honour Judge             organises a trip to                                     The Student Law                                          prospective law
                                      Public Lecture entitled: 'Ethics in            Marc Dight, a Circuit        the Cambridge Union                                     Society organises         The University receives        students from our
                                      Broadcast Journalism'.                         Court Chancery               Debate with the                                         a charity disco for                                      collaborative partners
                                                                                     Judge hosts a                                                                                                  planning permission
                                                                                                                  motion 'Berlin Wall                                     Children in Need.                                        in Malaysia.
                                                                                     number of visits to          Debate: This House                                                                for new £10m Law
                                                                                     the Central London           Believes the West                                                                 Court Building at the
                                                                                     Civil Justice Centre         Wasted the                                                                        de Havilland Campus.
                                                                                     by School of Law             Opportunity
                                                                                     students. Over 100           Presented by the Fall
                                                                                     students apply for           of the Berlin Wall'.
                                                                                     24 spaces.                                                         Mock Trial Co-ordinator,
                                                                                                                  Proposing the
                                                                                                                                                        Nicola Haralambous,
                                                                                                                  motion were: Sir
                                                                                                                                                        takes twelve students to
                                                                                                                  Emyr Jones Parry
                                                                                                                                                        Southwark Crown Court
                                                                                                                  GCMG, Bruce Ken
                             Over 350 people are in attendance at the                                                                                   to act as jurors in a mock
                                                                                                                  and John Kampfner,
                             Weston Auditorium for the School of Law                                                                                    trial organised by the
                                                                                                                  while Bernard
                             Annual Lecture. The Honourable Sir Justice                                                                                 Westminster Police
                                                                                                                  Jenkin, MP and The
                                                                                                                                                        Constable Foundation.
                             Eady reflects on his experience in a large                                           Earl of Onslow (who
                                                                                                                                                        The mock trial was
                             number of important privacy and defamation                                           have both given
                                                                                                                                                        designed to help train
                             cases and lectures on 'The Balance Between                                           Public Lectures at
                                                                                                                                                        new police officers in
     6                       Privacy and Freedom of Expression'.
                                                                                                                  the School) were
                                                                                                                                                        giving evidence.                                                                                      7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DECEMBER 2009
                    Eight students take part in a Mock
                    Trial at St Albans Crown Court. Sam
                    Stockwell, Rosie Tackley, Rebecca                                                                                              Second year student,
                                                                              School of Law staff and students form a team to take                 Charleigh Nash, is awarded
                    Gore and Baldeep Namas delivered                          part in the Hertfordshire Law Society Annual Pub Quiz.
                    closing speeches, while Oyeyemi                                                                                                a prize by the Chambers of
                    Bankale, Agnes Bekker, Lawrence                                                                                                John Coffey QC, 3 Temple
                    Pearce and Stephanie Kwan                                                                                                      Gardens for achieving the
                                                                                                                          Students are             highest grade in the
                    undertook training as court clerks                                                                    invited to a lecture                                            Students are
                    and court ushers. Stephanie secured                                                                                            Criminal Law module.
                                                                                                                          organised by the                                                invited to a CPD         Rebecca Gore and Tara Dugdale beat
                    work experience as a court usher as                                                                   Hertfordshire Law                                               seminar, on the          Cambridge University in the first round of
                    a result of this and others secured                                                                   Society entitled                                                European Union's
                                                                                        School of Law                     'Employment Law                                                 Lisbon Treaty, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the ESU National Mooting Competition.
                    mini-pupilages and marshalling
                                                                                        Lecturer, Bill Davies,            Update' by Fergus                                               the Strand
                    opportunities.                                                      leads a CPD event                 McCombie, a                                                     Campus of King's
                                                                                        for local Solicitors              Barrister from                                                                                   Penny Carey gives a paper
                                                                                                                                                                                          College, London.
                                                                                        on section 172 of                 St Albans                                                                                        at the SRHE conference in Wales on
                                                                                        the Companies Act                 Chambers.                                                                                        discourses in internationalisation of
                                                                                        2006.                                                                                                                              Higher Education.

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                                                     The Student Law Society hosts a                        Students are invited to a practical
                                                     public debate on the motion 'This                      workshop on money laundering                                                           John Cooper, a Barrister
                                                     House believes it is ethically                         led by Dr Klearchos Kyriakides.                                                        from 25 Bedford Row, a
                                                     improper for broadcasters to give a                                                                                                           specialist Criminal Set of
                                                     platform to democratically-elected                                                                                                            Chambers gives a Guest
                                                     extremists'.                                   LLB students Karissa                                                                           Lecture to members of
                                                                                                    Naidoo and Fahrina                                                                             the Mooting Team and
                                                                                                                                                                   The School of Law's
                                                                                                    Maharaj are narrowly                                                                           Mock Trial Project
                                                                                                                                                                   Streetlaw Project form                                          Kevin Rogers collaborates
                                       Third year student Patrick Nyamangunda                                                                                                                      entitled: 'Advocacy -
                                       obtains legal experience marshalling for HHJ                 defeated by                                                    a relationship with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   with Dr Jonathan
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The Basic Principle'.
                                                                                                    Cambridge University                                           Dacorum Emergency
                                       Baker QC at the Crown Court in St Albans and                                                                                                                                                Passmore, Chartered
                                                                                                    in the first round of                                          Night Shelter (DENs)
                                       obtains a mini-pupilage with leading Criminal
                                                                                                                                                                   for our students to                                             Occupational Psychologist
                                       Chambers 5 Paper Buildings in London.                        the ICLR National                                              provide legal                                                   and accredited coach with
                                                                                                    Mooting Competition.                                           information to their                                            the Association for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coaching and working for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the University of East
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   London, to present a
                             Students are invited to an event                                                                                                                                                                      paper on the legal aspects
                             organised by the Hertfordshire Family                                                                                      Staff and students are invited to a lecture by Sir Henry
                             Forum led by Dr John Heckmatt on                                                                                           Brooke, Chairman of the Civil Mediation Council, on                        of coaching at the BPS
                             the role of the local NHS in family law                                                                                    alternative dispute resolution and mediation and the                       Conference, held at Royal
                             matters including child protection after                                                                                   implications for the civil justice system.                                 Holloway University.
     8                       the 'Baby P' case.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JANUARY 2010
                                                                                 Associate Head, Dr Stuart Weinstein, is appointed by           Richard Snowden QC, Senior                                                       The School of Law
                   School of Law academics Sharon                                the Bar Council as a Senior Legal Academic Member
                   Korek, Karen Clark, David Slee,                                                                                              Member of the Executive of the                                                   successfully
                                                                                 of the Bar Standards Board's Education and Training
                   Maureen Johnson, Penny Wiggins and                            Committee. This Committee oversees all regulatory              Commercial Bar Association                                                       validates a new full-
                   Distance Learning GDL student Brenna                          activity relating to education and training for the Bar.       and Deputy Judge in the                                                          time Legal Practice
                   Baye secure CABLE 4 Project funding                                                                                          Chancery Division, gives                    Rebecca Gore and Tara                Course. This
                                                                                                                                                students involved in the                    Dugdale beat Nottingham              Programme will
                   for research into enhancing student
                                                                                                                                                                                            University in the ESU/Essex
                   engagement in the distance learning                                          Maria Ansbro publishes a peer                   Mooting Team and Mock Trial                                                      provide flexibility for
                                                                                                                                                                                            Court Chambers National
                   Graduate Diploma in Law.                                                     reviewed article in the Howard                  Project a guest lecture entitled            Mooting Competition.                 students by offering
                                                                                                Journal entitled: ‘Nuts and Bolts               'Commercial Advocacy in the                                                      a mixture of campus
                                                                                                of Risk Assessment: When the                    Higher Courts'. Richard is                                                       and distance learning
                                                                                                Clinical and Actuarial Conflict’.               pictured with Mooting Officer,                                                   and gives the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dr Virginie Barral
                                                                                                                                                Neal Geach and student                                                           opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    completes the Year in
                                                                                                                                                Stephanie Kwan, who chaired                         Review on Sustainable        students to study
                                                                                                                                                the event.                                          Development for the Year     towards a specialism
                                  Streetlaw presentations on democracy                                                                                                                              Book of International        and a full LLM in
                                  take place during the entire day at                                                                                                                               Environmental Law.           Legal Practice.
                                  Verulam School, St Albans.

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                                                                                                                                                                       Members of the Student
                                                                      Graduate Diploma in Law                                                                          Law Society arrange a                                            Over twenty staff
                                                                      student, Brenna Baye, pioneers                                                                   cake sale in aid of the                                          and students
                       Elaine Carter and                              a drop-in session for students                                                                   Haiti Earthquake Appeal.                                         visit the Royal
                       Sahel Mortazavvi                               struggling with the online legal                                                                                                                                  Courts of Justice
                                                                      database WestLaw.                                                                                                                                                 to witness the
                       handsomely defeats                                                                                                                    Twenty-two teams enter the                                                 first ever non-
                       Queen Mary University                                                                                                                 Student Law Society Internal                                               jury criminal trial.
                       in the first round of the                                                                                                             Debating Competition.
                                                                                                                    Third year tutor,
                       OUP National Mooting
                                                                                                                    Simon Barnett,                                                                                         Deputy Vice-
                       Competition.                                                                                 undertakes a review              Miles Hurley                                                          Chancellor Graham
                                                                                                                    for Oxford University            receives his LLM
                                                                                                                    Press on their latest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Galbraith addresses
                                                                                                                                                     (with Distinction).                                                   the Haggis at the
                                                                                                                    Equity and Trusts
                                                           Maria Angus takes final year LLB students                                                                                                                       Annual School of
                                                           Dan Berger, Jo Witherden and James
                                                           Feltwell to the YMCA in Welwyn Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Law Burns Night
                                                           City to give a Streetlaw presentation to                                                                                                                        Celebration
                                                           staff and residents on the law surrounding                                                                                                                      attended by over 60
                                                           the relationships between banks and their                                                                                                                       staff and students.
                                                           customers. The students had benefited
                                                           from valuable help and support from
                                                           Banking Law lecturers Chris Kirkbride and
10                                                         Bill Davies.                                                                                                                                                                                          11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 FEBRUARY 2010
                    Crossbench Peer Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick
                    continues the Public Lecture Series with a lecture                                                                                      Susan Glenholme (Partner) and Stephanie
                    entitled: 'Corporate Social Responsibility and                                                                                          Setters (Trainee Solicitor) of Debenhams
                    Business Ethics'.                                                                                                                       Ottaway give students a presentation on
                                                                                                     Students are invited to a Family Law                   how to become a Solicitor.
                                                                                                     CPD event led by Barrister Elissa Da
                                                                                                     Costa on pre-nuptial agreements.

                                                                                                                                                                            Rebecca Gore and Tara Dugdale beat the
                                                                                                                                                                            University of Leicester to make it through to
                                                                         Dr Charles Wild is                                                                                 the last 16 of the ESU/Essex Court                            The English
                                                                         elected Chair of                       The Mock Trial Project and                                  Chambers National Mooting Competition.                        Speaking Union
                                                                         the University's                       Streetlaw combines as children                                                                                            invites applications
                                                                         Academic Heads                         from a School in Kings Langley                                                                                            from students for
                                                                         Group.                                 visit the School of Law and are                                          Over forty staff and students                    a summer
                                    Justice of the Peace,                                                       taught advocacy techniques by                                            attend the Chinese New Year                      internship
                                    Nicholas Moss, gives a                                                      six of our students to prepare                                           Party held at a local restaurant.                programme held
                                    Public Lecture entitled:                                                    them for their National Mock                                                                                              in the USA.
                                    'Community Confidence                                                       Trial Competition. The School
                                    and the Magistracy'.                                                        subsequently reached the
                                                                                                                regional finals.

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                             Loreto College is the latest
                             venue to be visited by                                                                                                                 BBC Three Counties
                                                                                                                                                                    Radio invites members
                             students on the Streetlaw                                      Edwin Glasgow QC presents a                                             of the School's
                             Project and five classes of                                    Public Lecture entitled: 'The Court                                     debating team to
                             year ten girls were given                                      of Public Opinion - An Affront to                                       contribute to a feature          Lawrence Pearce and
                             information on ASBOs.                                          the Rule of Law'.                                                       on the importance of             Sam Stockwell moot in
                                                                                                                                                                    debating.                        the second round of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     OUP/BPP National
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mooting Competition
                                                                                                                                                                                                     against the University of    Third year student,
                                                                                                                                                      Students Jane Deller and                       Gloucestershire.             Daryl Tollervey,
                                                                                                                                                      John Goh qualify for the                                                    undertakes a work
                                                                                                                                                      National Client                                                             placement at IP
                                                                                                                                                      Interviewing Competition                                                    specialists Scott
                                                                                                                                                      Finals by being runners                                                     York with Head of
                                                                                                                                                      up in the regional finals                                                   the Trade Mark
                                                                                                                                                      held in Cardiff.                                                            Division Lynn Harris.

                                                                                   Lincoln's Inn invites ten of our students
                                                                                   to attend their Annual Dinner and receive
12                                                                                 further information on training for the bar.                                                                                                                                    13
MARCH 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MARCH 2010
             Maria Angus gives a paper and                                                                                                                                                                                        Tara Dugdale and
                                                                                                                                             The Weston Foundation donates £250,000 to
             conducts an interactive seminar                                                                                                 help towards the new Law School building on                                          Rebecca Gore
             session on 'Streetlaw as a Foundation                                       The Bar Standards Board invites                     the de Havilland Campus.                                                             defeat the University
             of Pedagogy' at the Association of Law                                      students to take part in a pilot of a Bar
                                                                                         Aptitude Test.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Sheffield in the
             Teachers Conference at Clare College                                                                                                                                                                                 quarter finals of the
             Cambridge.                                                                                                                                      The School hosts the
                                                                                                                                                             final of the Internal                                                national ESU/Essex
                                                                                                                                                             Debating                                                             Court Chambers
                                                                                                         Verulam School in                                                                                                        Mooting Competition
                                                                                                         St Albans hosts the                                 Competition, with
                                                                                                                                                             Olivia Tartaletti and                                                held in the School of
                                                                                                         School's Streetlaw Project                                                                            Sharon Korek
                                                                                                         during its 'Democracy                               Francesco Cuffaro up                              and Karen Clark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Law's Courtroom
                                                                                                         Day', involving drama and                           against the eventual                              present at the     and judged by His
                                                                                                         discussion of topics from
                                                                                                                                                             winners Mohammed                                  LTI Conference     Honour Judge
                                          Dr Paul Wernick, Senior
                                                                                                         the Rule of Law to voting                                                                             on innovations     Griffiths of St Albans
                                          Lecturer in Computer Science,                                                                                      Elmi and Kass Winch.
                                                                                                         systems and ending with                                                                               on the Graduate    Crown Court.
                                          University of Hertfordshire,                                                                                       More than one
                                                                                                         a mock election.                                                                                      Diploma in Law
                                          presents a Public Lecture
                                                                                                                                                             hundred students                                  in relation to
                                          entitled: 'According to the Text:
                                          Technology and the law'.                                                                                           witnessed the duel.                               student

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                                                                                                                                                                             Staff and students fill a
                                                                                                                    The Student Law                                          table at the West
                                                                                                                    Society open                                             London Law Society's
                                                                                                                    nominations for                                          Golden Jubilee Dinner
                                                                                                                    representatives to                                       at the Royal Air Force
                                                                                                                    compete in the                                           Club in London, with
                                Law Students                                  The School of Law                     European Debating                                        speakers including
                                Mohamed Altawil,                              holds it first ever                   Competition.                                             Lord Carlile of Berriew
                                David Harrold and                             Indian Night with over
                                                                                                                                                                             QC and Linda Lee,
                                                                              forty staff and
                                Sylvia Pepper present                                                                                                                        Vice-President of
                                                                              students attending
                                'Journey Through                                                                                                                             The Law Society.
                                                                              the event.                                                                                                                  Four separate Streetlaw teams, totalling
                                Thorns: A Personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                          sixteen students, visit Adeyfield School in
                                Story of Courage,
                                                                                                                                                                    The Annual Greek Night is held
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hemel Hempstead, to deliver presentations
                                Vision and Hope',
                                                                                                                                                                    commencing with a lecture on          on ADR, The European Court of Human
                                which is a series of
                                                                                                                                                                    the origins of Greek music given      Rights, the new Supreme Court and the
                                works looking at what                                                                                                               by Dr Klearchos Kyriakides.           process of Judicial Review.
                                life is like as a
                                Palestinian in Gaza.
                                                                                                                                                    Former Law School student Hashi Mohamed was crowned as the
                                                                                                                                                    Lincoln's Inn Mooting Champion for 2010. In the final, the chairman of
                      Debora Singer, Policy and Research Manager
                                                                                                                                                    the judging panel was Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, a Justice of the
                      at Asylum Aid, gives a Public Lecture entitled:
                                                                                                                                                    new Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
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APRIL 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         APRIL 2010
                 Criminal Law Module Leader,
                                                                                                                                      Dr Charles Wild and                                                    Dr Virginie Barral is a member of a
                 Nicola Haralambous,
                                                                                                                                      Dr Stuart Weinstein                                                    research project entitled 'Study of the
                 publishes a textbook on                                                                                                                                                                     Legal Framework on Human Rights
                                                                      The Final of the Internal Advocacy Competition                  have a paper entitled
                 Criminal Law with Oxford                                                                                                                                                                    and the Environment applicable to
                                                                      (sponsored by 15 New Bridge Street Chambers                     'Cyber-attacks: What
                 University Press.                                                                                                                                                                           European Enterprises operating
                                                                      and judged by His Honour Judge Radford QC,                      should be the rules of                                                 outside the European Union'. This was
                                                                      resident judge at Snaresbrook Crown Court) is                   engagement?'                                                           conducted by the University of
                                                                      held and is won by LLB students Tara Dugdale,                   accepted for the 2010                                                  Edinburgh for the European
                                                                      Rebecca Gore, Nesa Ostadsaffar and Julie Wall                   BILETA Annual                                                          Commission, Directorate-General for
                                                                                                                                      Conference held in                                                     Enterprise and Industry. Virginie was in
                                                                      (who all secured a mini-pupilage as part of their
                                                                                                                                                                                                             charge, together with Saida El
                                                                      prize). The runners up are a team of GDL                        Vienna, Austria.                                                       Boudouhi (Jean Monnet Fellow, EUI) of
                                     Students involved in the         students: Sarah Warburton, Emma Fraser,                                                                                                drafting the report relating to the
                                     Streetlaw Project give           Rosemary Tackley and John Goh.                                                    The School of Law collaborates with St Albans        French legal framework.
                                     fifteen presentations in                                                                                           Council to celebrate the 800th anniversary of
                                     one day on the topic of                                                                                            the Magna Carta. Events include a series of                   The School of Law welcomes
                                     cyber-bullying.                                                                                                    lectures by lecturers Ralph Camp, Karen Clark,                Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Graham
                                                                                                                                                        Los Watkins and Dr Klearchos Kyriakides and                   Galbraith, to talk through the
                                                                                                                                                        a public debate involving staff and students.                 University's new Strategic Plan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                 The School hosts a combined family
                                             Maria Angus takes a number of
                                                                                                      Many staff and students                                                    law/trusts of land/probate CPD
                                             students to deliver an entire day
                                                                                                      attend a CPD seminar on                                                    seminar, in association with the                Los Watkins
                                             of lessons to pupils at Verualam
                                                                                                      Employment Law and the                The Vice-Chancellor 'turns           Hertfordshire Family Justice Council,           attends a
                                             School on the subject of
                                                                                                      Equality Act 2010 by                  the first sod' as builders           focusing on three inter-connected               conference in
                                             democracy. The day begins with
                                                                                                      Michael Delaney and other             commence working on the              subjects: Trusts of Land in the light of        Salzburg and
                                             a drama, directed by Los
                                                                                                      Solicitors from Matthew                                                    Stack v Dowden [2007] UKHL 17,                  delivers a very well
                                             Watkins, on the origins of                                                                     new Law Building on the
                                                                                                      Arnold Baldwin LLP.                                                        Pensions on Divorce and Probate.                received paper
                                             Democracy and includes quizzes,                                                                de Havilland Campus.                                                                 entitled 'Control
                                             speech writing and a referendum.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Orders - The
                                                                                            The School of Law's joint LLM/MA                                                                                                     Beginning of the
                                                                                            Masters' Programme is included in                                                                                                    End?' This will be
                      Visual images of the new Law Building at the                                                                                                                                                               published as part
                                                                                            this year's official rating 'Top-25
                      de Havilland campus are released. The new                             Best International Programmes' in                                                                                                    of an e-book on
                      building will have a state-of-the-art Courtroom                       Ukraine, which is the highest level                                                                                                  'Evil and the State'.
                      with public gallery, a bespoke Law Clinic and                         of recognition available.
                      regional Mediation Centre.
                                                                                     Former Master of the Rolls, Lord
                                                                                     Chief Justice and Senior Law Lord,
                                                                                     Lord Bingham, gives the Annual
                                                                                     Chancellor's Lecture entitled 'The
                                                                                     Law Around Us'.

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MAY 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MAY 2010
               Second Year Tutor, Nicola Haralambous,                                                                                                                          author the 16th Edition of ‘Smith and
               is awarded Fellowship of the Higher                                              Members of the Shanghai
               Education Academy.                                                               Bureau of Justice studying                                                     Keenan’s English Law: Text and Cases’.
                                                                                                on the LLM visit the
                                                                                                Central Criminal Court
                              Twelve members of the School staff are nominated                  (better known as the 'Old
                              in the Vice Chancellor's Award for University Tutor of                                                        Head of School,
                                                                                                Bailey') in London.                         Dr Charles Wild, is
                              the Year, specifically: Maria Angus, Karen Clark,
                              Heather Crook, Bill Davies, Neal Geach, Nawal                                                                 appointed to work
                              Houghton, Christopher Kirkbride, Dr Klearchos                                                                 with the Law Society                                                             Former Conservative Cabinet
                              Kyriakides, Melissa Newbury, John O'Brien,                                                                    of Scotland as part                                                              Minister, Jonathan Aitken
                              Geraldine Poulain and Sophie Tarassenko.                                                                      of their Accreditation                                                           delivers the Annual Lecture of
                                                                                                                                            Panel.                                                                           the Hertfordshire Magistrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Association held at the School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Law. The lecture is entitled
                                              The Human Rights Lawyers                                                                                                                                                       'Prison: Past Experiences and
                                              Association and the Law Society                                                                                                                                                Future Aspirations'.
                                              invites students to attend a careers
                                              event on how to become a human
                                              rights lawyer.

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                                                                   First year student, Lawrence                                                                       Students are invited by the
                                                                   Pearce, obtains employment                                                                         Hertfordshire Family to listen to Mr
                                                                   as Court Evidence Clerk for                                                                        Justice Hedley, of the High Court
                                                                   the Potters Bar Rail Enquiry.                                                                      give a lecture entitled 'Significant
                                                                                                                                                                      harm: where do you draw the line?'.

                                                        Dr Virginie Barrel is involved in a
                                                        European-wide research project
                                                        called the 'UK Election Compass'.                 Law Clinic feedback
                                                                                                                                                              LLM students Zhu ShenLing and Michael
                                                         It enables prospective voters to                 continues to show an                                                                                       At the Student Law Society Ball,
                                                                                                                                                              Rutz win awards at the International
                                                        compare how their policy                          exceptionally high level of
                                                                                                                                                              Student Association Annual Award                       Vincent Adon is announced as
                                                        preferences overlap with the stated               service by our students.
                                                                                                          One client said: “I wish
                                                                                                                                                              Ceremony. They are presented their                     the winner of the election for
                                                        policy positions of the main parties.                                                                 awards by Pro-Vice Chancellor, Barry Hunt.
                                                                                                          they could have done                                                                                       President of the Student Law
                                                                                                          legal aid and took me all                                                                                  Society 2010-11.
                                                                                                          the way to the end of my
                                                                                                          fight as I think they are
                                                                                                          excellent”.                                Associate Head, Dr Stuart Weinstein, launches a Graduate Consulting Unit with School of
                        Dr Fang Ma publishes a review                                                                                                Law students. The Graduate Consulting Unit will enable graduate students to undertake
                        on Chinese Business Law in                                                                                                   legal consulting work under the supervision of a School of Law staff member. Not only will
                        the International Commercial                                                                                                 this provide our graduate students with further opportunities for work experience but it will
18                      and Company Law Review.                                                                                                      generate consultancy income for the School of Law.                                                         19
JUNE 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   JUNE 2010
                                                                                                                                       Final year student Nchimunya Simooya is invited to meet the Vice-Chancellor,
                Five graduating students - Tasmin Malcolm,                                                                             Lord Salisbury and other members of the University Court at Hatfield House to
                Rebecca Gore, Julie Wall, Nesa Ostadsaffar                                                                             discuss their student experience.
                and Dan Berger - all receive substantial
                scholarships of up to £8000 from the Middle                     A number of staff and students attend the
                Temple toward their Bar Professional                            Hertfordshire Law Society Black Tie Annual
                                                                                Dinner. Robert Heslett, President of The Law                                                                      Penny Carey gives a paper at the InCULT
                Training Course. Only twenty Scholarships                       Society is the after-dinner speaker.                                                                              Conference organised by the School of
                are awarded nationally and School of Law                                                                                                                                          Education entitled 'Policy Perspectives of
                students obtained 25% of them.                                                                                                                                                    Internationalisation of Higher Education'.

                                                                                        Students are invited to the Legal
                                                                                        Charities' Garden Party held at
                                                                                        Lincoln's Inn.                                                                                                               The West London Law
                                            Students are invited to                                                                                                                                                  Society invites students to
                                            engage in a virtual careers                                                                             Maureen Johnson and Jerome                                       attend a CPD seminar on
                                            fair to browse for graduate                                                                             Chan host 30 pupils from schools                                 professional indemnity
                                            opportunities and speak to a                                                                            in Luton on a Gifted and Talented                                insurance led by Mr Mike
                                            consultant about CV                                                                                     'Yorkshire Ripper' day.                                          Chard.
                                            structure or interview style.

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                                                                                                                                                             Nicola Haralambous,
                               The Hertfordshire Law Society invites students to a                        Dr Kirsten Shoraka                                 along with Chris
                               CPD event entitled: entitled 'Access to Justice: The                       publishes a book                                   Monaghan, have an
                               Law Society's Access to Justice Review and costs in                        entitled ‘Human Rights                             article entitled: 'Twelve
                               Civil Litigation' presented by Mr Andrew Caplen,                           and Minority Rights in                             Empty Seats:
                               Solicitor and Chairman of The Law Society's Access to                      the European Union.                                reflections on judge
                               Justice Committee.
                                                                                                                                                             only trials after jury
                                                                                                                                                             tampering' in the            The LLM, under David Slee,
                                                                                                  The School of Law                                          Criminal Bar Quarterly.      launches a new series of
                      Tara Dugdale and Rebecca                                                    relaunches its part-                                                                    Work Experience modules.
                      Gore are narrowly defeated by                                               time LLB Programme                                                                      These will run alongside the
                      Oxford University in the semi-                                              to allow students to                                                                    dissertation and will allow
                      finals of the ESU/Essex Court                                               engage in the                                                                           students to undertake
                                                                                                                                             Over forty members of staff attend
                      Chambers National Mooting                                                   programme in a                                                                          exercises in commercial
                                                                                                                                             an information session on the new
                      Competition held at the Royal                                               variety of flexible                        Law Building being built on the de           drafting and gain a thorough
                      Courts of Justice in London.                                                ways, including day or                     Havilland Campus.                            practical appreciation of the
                      This maintains our track                                                    weekend study,                                                                          workings of the English Legal
                      record of reaching the finals                                               evening classes and                                                                     System and areas of Practice
                      or semi-finals in national                                                  distance learning.                                                                      Management including
                      mooting competitions in the                                                                                                                                         competitiveness, profitability
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JULY 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JULY 2010
                Maureen Johnson presents a
                paper entitled: 'Freedom of
                expression in cyberspace and                       Second year LLB student, Anum Malik, is appointed to the                                                The Chief Executive of the Hertfordshire Probation
                the Coroners and Justice Act                       position of School Student Representative Officer.                                                      Trust invites staff and students to meet with twenty
                2009' at the 3rd International                                                                                                                             members of the Chinese Judiciary.
                Seminar on Information Law at
                the Ioninan University, Corfu.                               LLB graduate, Gemma Whitehouse, is appointed
                                                                             as an Advocate for Age Concern in Essex and will
                                                                             undertake a part-time Bar Professional Training             Third year student
                                                                             Course at the same time as working.
                                                                                                                                         Rebecca Gore is asked                                                          Dr Charles Wild is
                                                                                                                                         by John Cooper QC to                                                           appointed as a
                                                                                               Neal Geach and Nicola
                                                                                                                                         undertake research for                                                         representative of the
                                                                                               Haralambous have an article
                                                                                                                                         his forthcoming book                                                           Joint Academic Stage
                                                                                               entitled: 'Online Harassment and
                                                                                                                                         on the Coroners and                                                            Board from September
                                                                                               Public Dis-order' published in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2010 onwards on a
                                                                                               Criminal Law and Justice Weekly.          Justice Act.                                                                   permanent, open-ended
                            Claudia Carr is asked to write
                            a book entitled: 'Unlocking                                                                                                                                                                 basis.
                            Medical law and Ethics'.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Helen Singer, Melissa Newbury,
                                                School of Law students act as jurors for the
                                                Metropolitan Police during a mock trial at                 Five members of                                                                              Sue Woodcock, and Marina
                                                Southwark Crown Court.                                     academic staff obtain                                                                        Hamilton win the Dean’s Award
                                                                                                           book deals with                                  Nicola Haralambous and Maureen              for Excellence in Learning,
                                                                                                           Pearson Longman to                               Johnson publish an article on the Raoul     Teaching and Employability for
                     LLM students visit the University’s                                                   author a new series of                           Moat case and incitement to violence for    Semester B 2009-2010 for a
                     solicitors Mills and Reeve in                                                         law textbooks: Marina                            the Criminal Law and Justice Weekly
                                                                                                           Hamilton (Contract                                                                           project entitled: ‘Developing
                     Cambridge and the Royal Courts of                                                                                                      entitled 'Facebook- friend or foe.'
                                                                                                           Law), Neal Geach (Law                                                                        employability and subject study
                     Justice in London as part of the LLM
                                                                                                           of Tort), Rita D'Alton-                                                                      skills through on-line learning
                     Work Experience Module.                                                               Harrison (Evidence),                                                                         materials’. This project facilitated
                                                                                                           Nicola Haralambous                  Thirteen First Class LLB Degrees are awarded at the      the learning of subject study and
                                                                                                           (Criminal Law) and                  Graduation Board. The successful students are:
                                                                                                           Dr Fang Ma (Company                 Nick Abraham, Theodora Batley, Daniel Berger, Tara
                                                                                                                                                                                                        employability skills through
                                                                                                           Law).                               Dugdale, Keven Fehmi, Rebecca Gore, Louise Hall,         innovative online materials which
                                                                                                                                               Arya Hussain, Tasmin Malcolm, Lauren Monk, Rachel        were embedded in a core
                                                                                                                                               Ruston, Julie Wall and Yi Wen Ng. This is the highest    module for year one
                                                                                                                                               number of First Class Degrees in the history of the      undergraduate students.
                                                                                                                                               School of Law, while Yi Wen Ng is our first student,
                                                                                                                                               who is a direct entrant from Brickfields College,
                                                                                                                                               Malaysia to be awarded with a First Class Degree.

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